IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases


This paper describes the design and delivery of a new course introducing the joint topics of enterprise integration andenterprise architecture. Planned for an Information Technology curriculum, the course sits at the crossroads of ComputerScience and Information Systems and is intended for upper level undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees inany of these three disciplines. The course builds from an introduction to business operating models into a study of enterprisearchitecture and finishes with a design project in enterprise integration. The ArchiMate enterprise architecture modelingstandard is applied using an open source tool. Model problems are developed in the tool to motivate class lectures and studentdesign assignments. Design patterns form the basis of learning recurring solutions of integration problems. A final projectchallenges students to respond to a Request for Proposal to provide integration consulting services to a recently mergedenterprise business.